Man and the FBM Submarine
"Man and the FBM" shows the new Polaris submarines such as USS George Washington (SSBN-598) on deterrent patrol and describes the development of this important weapons system. The nation's first ballistic missile submarine, George Washington and its sister Polaris submarines including the USS Patrick Henry (SSBN-599) were the nation's undersea deterrent arm throughout the Cold War. This film also features footage of USS Skipjack (SSN-585), USS Skate (SSN-578) at the North Pole, and the important Polaris support vessels USNS Observation Island (AG-154 / EAG-154) and USNS Compass Island (AG-153 / EAG-153) operating from Cape Canaveral. The various components for the Polaris system are shown, including the SINS Shipboard Inertia Navigation System, solid fuel rocket motors, launch tube ejection system, and more.
Run time 27 minutes 25 secondsProducer U.S. NavyAudio/Visual sound, colorLanguage English